Colette Carnaval

This weekend, iconic Paris concept store Colette celebrates its 15th birthday with a 2-day carnival open to all at the Tuileries Gardens.

Just a mere swagger away from the store, a vast marquee will host an array of activities and attractions for kids and adults. Organised in partnership with some of the most hippest names in fashion, music, art and food - APC, Andrea Crews, Thoumieux, Ed Banger, Gontran Cherrier, Maison Michel to name just a few - the event promises to be as dynamic as you would expect from the store responsible for providing the Paris fashion set with the latest and greatest fashion, music, press and knick-knacks in its world-famous lifestyle shop. 

Highlights of the weekend extravaganza include movie screenings courtesy of indy cinema chain MK2, basketball and pingpong games organised by Nike and Fred Perry respectively and dance classes and craft workshops - including a fox mask making workshop with Kitsuné - for the children. French street-artists Fafi and Miss Tic will be at the Clarins stand to customise bottles of the cult fragrance, Eau Dynamisante, and Kevin Lyons will be giving the new Fiat Panda a painterly make-over. There will also be cookery lessons, sack races and all kinds of other fun and frolics to be had. Special commemorative Darcel-emblazoned souvenirs will be on sale for the die-hard Colette aficionados to remember the day by. Joyeux Anniversaire, Colette! 

Colette Carnaval
Sat 10th and Sun 11th March, 2012
Tuileries Gardens, opposite 206 rue de Rivoli
Métro: Concorde
Free entry from midday - 6pm.
For the complete programme, see the Colette Carnaval Rendez-Vous 


  1. sounds like a lot of fun - too bad it only goes two days!

  2. Yes - I think it'll be a really good laugh! Maybe if it's a success they'll do other events like this again? Kim x

  3. Darn! I was only a block from Colette and Tuileries this past Jan. I think that the celebration sounds like so much fun, not to mention the photo ops. Since Colette won't allow photos in the store, my travel pal Mary and I took some in the toilette! Very cute wallpaper BTW.

  4. Hi Virginia, Thanks for your comment! It was great fun and you're right - there wre some great photo ops! Check out our photos here:
    And the loos are great in the store!!!
    Kim x